This is an Earth Man (Takagi) RBS-10 bandsaw. I bought this from Keiyo D2 in Tsukuba about ten years ago for about 10,000 yen. I haven't used it very much. It has wheels of diameter about 20 cm. It's powered by an induction motor which drives the bottom wheel directly. The bottom tyre on this bandsaw disintegrated during a period when I wasn't using it:
I tried to order a new tyre from Monotaro, but the tyres for this RBS-10 bandsaw are no longer made. The RBS-10 bandsaw is also no longer on sale at Monotaro.
These tyres have the crown in the rubber rather than on the metal wheel, which is flat:
I'm going to try to create a new tyre using these giant rubber bands.
This is a reference for how to glue the rubber bands to each other. I'm thinking of using bicycle puncture repair glue for the repair.
This is a somewhat irritating online e-book reader version of the book. It keeps doing unexpected scrolls and other annoying things like putting things right on top of the page so you can't read the book, or flipping pages when you don't expect it. Still, you can read the book here.